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Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to REPOWER Balcombe: A project that aims to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy.   In 2015 REPOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at a local farm and two local schools. In 2016, thanks to a successful 

Balcombe Fete 2021

Balcombe Fete 2021

Many thanks to everyone who visited our stand. We always welcome the opportunity to talk about the Co-Operative, our history, our achievements to-date and how people can help by becoming a REPOWERBalcombe shareholder.

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrid’s

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrid’s

Addressing climate change is not limited to reducing our dependence on burning fossil fuels for energy by replacing them with renewable energy. We can also help by recycling. We are pleased to report that, through our Community Fund, we donated 4 repurposed laptops for students 

Annual Generation 2020

Annual Generation 2020

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020. The chart and the spreadsheet below are based on figures to be published 

Low Energy Fridges for Bentswood Hub Community Larder

Low Energy Fridges for Bentswood Hub Community Larder

REPOWERBalcombe are pleased to have been able to help Bentswood Hub obtain some new, energy efficient fridges and freezers to help to store donated frozen and chilled foodstuff. By choosing low energy appliances we can all help reduce our electricity costs and reduce our impact 

Annual Generation 2019

Annual Generation 2019

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020, where it is too early for us to have annual generation figures. The 

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

Our 7th solar installation at G.W & G Bridges Ltd, Pease Pottage, was completed just a few days before the lock-down. Unfortunately commissioning, where we switch the system on, was delayed as the site was shut down due to social distancing regulations. However, we found 

Repower Balcombe supports Forest Row Community Fridge

Repower Balcombe supports Forest Row Community Fridge

Repower Balcombe seeks to use its Community Fund to support local people in close proximity to Balcombe, in their actions towards achieving a ‘green’ future. Initially we considered installing a solar array on the Community Fridge building, but we then discovered they were using old 

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times, November 28 2019, 5:00pm When Gordon Jarvis was asked by a group of villagers if he would allow solar panels on the roof of his cowshed, he agreed straight away. “The roof is here, the sun shines on that side. At the end 

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

28th February 2019 RePower Balcombe’s Directors and Committee members were out in force at an event to celebrate the latest update on the Riding Sunbeams project. It’s all systems go, with funding secured for a proof of concept where the technical solutions will be tested 

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

Our AGM is on Saturday 13th April at 10.00 am at Crawley Down School, East Grinstead.All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Our guest speaker is Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive of Community Energy South, who will talk about the groundbreaking Traction